Kate Pickett - Greater Equality Improves Everyone’s Health
As an epidemiologist and a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health, Kate Pickett’s work focuses on the social determinants of health. Throughout her career, Kate has been studying the impact of variables such as inequality, social class and neighbourhood contexts on people’s health and development. Her findings led her to become an activist for equality and co-founder of the Equality Trust.In this podcast talk with Nathalie Jean-Baptiste, Kate unveils the deep connection between inequality and poor health and how it affects the wealthy just as much as the underprivileged.
7 Apr 2022
Danny Sriskandarajah: Your Liberation is Bound Up with my Liberation
Danny Sriskandarajah is the CEO of Oxfam GB, one of the 21 affiliates to the non-governmental organisation Oxfam International, which works in 90 countries around the world. Oxfam consistently focuses on fighting injustice and ending poverty. In its approach, Oxfam has historically highlighted systemic inequalities and the shortfalls of the current economic system, pointing the finger at policy choices that benefit the richest and most powerful people but fail to improve the lives of the poorest. In this podcast talk, Danny and Christoph Schmocker exchange views on the increasing global inequality challenge, on which forms of collaboration and engagement of the wealthy groups can lead to change, and the role of contemporary philanthropy.
24 Feb 2022
Denis Mizne: High Quality Education for All
Quality education is essential for every community to flourish. In too many countries, however, access to this crucial asset is still unequal among the different groups located across the wealth spectrum. As a result, countries are failing to develop and leverage their full talent potential, and preclude their citizens from thriving in the society through social mobility. This was the case of Brazil, until a coalition mobilised by the Fundação Lemann managed to drive a structural #change. In this podcast interview with Christoph Schmocker, Fundação Lemann CEO Denis Mizne reflects on the strategy, the challenges, the alliances and the crucial steps taken to change Brazil’s National Learning Standards and make them accessible to all Brazilian students.
8 Dec 2021
Professor Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser - Perceptions of Wealth Inequality
Perceptions of wealth inequality can differ widely, depending upon one’s place on the wealth spectrum. Such disconnect puts us at risk of further social disunion. In this third Wealth Inequality Initiative podcast, Professor Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser shares the results of his latest research on Chilean elites’ perceptions of inequality. Cristóbal calls for an open dialogue across the wealth spectrum that brings diverse groups together to drive the country's economic development and boost social cohesion. Find out more on www.wealth-inequality.net
29 Oct 2021
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Thuli Madonsela - A Lifelong Fight for Social Justice
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